LG Electronics' future car and 6G technology were unveiled at 'IEEE ICC'
LG Electronics unveiled 6G-related technologies, which are core technologies for future connectivity, at 'Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2022' on the 17th. At this conference, LG Electronics introduced ▲ a power amplifier device for transmitting and receiving 6G terahertz (㎔) wireless data and ▲ Full Duplex Radio (FDR) transmission/reception technology that can maximize frequency efficiency.In a keynote speech, Byung-hoon Kim, CTO of LG Electronics said, “We will strengthen our capabilities in various fields such as mobility, metaverse, and robots by increasing our competitiveness in 6G and AI technologies.”LG Electronics exhibited its future car ‘LG Omnipot’ at the event. The LG Omnipot is a concept model of future mobility that interprets a vehicle as a newly expanded space of a home. It can be used as an office space or as a personal space where you can enjoy watching movies, exercising, camping, etc.
Korean satellite communication companies are preparing for the 6G era
KT SAT's satellites and antennas enable communication services at any time anywhere in the sea, land or air, and the company is engaged in various overseas satellite launch projects.Kyung-il Choi, CTO of KT SAT explained that the size of the communication network to be built is expected to increase in the 6G era, and that the satellite network should be added to the ground network in order to provide stable and fast communication services. KT SAT also expressed its will to lead the market flow through international cooperation and satellite technology innovation in the space exploration competition ahead of the introduction of 6G. Hancom Inc. announced on May 26 that its low-orbital earth-observing satellite 'Sejong 1' has entered its target orbit. Hancom Group is also expanding its business to the field of communication infrastructure technology to keep pace with the era of 6G mobile communication, of which technology standardization is being progressed on the premise of using communication satellites. Hancom Inspace is expected to play a key role in this plan. On the 11th, the company was selected as the main operator of the 'Development of Ultra-Small Communication Satellite System for Demonstration of 6G Low-Orbital Communication' project among the space innovation projects of the Ministry of Science and ICT.
Meeting held between Global Cooperation Division of 6G R&D Strategy Committee (Korea) and International Cooperation Division of B5GPC (Japan)
6G R&D Strategy Committee 2022-05-20 #Global Cooperation Division #B5GPC #Japan
The Global Cooperation Division of the 6G R&D Strategy Committee held a meeting with the Japan's B5GPC International Committee. The meeting was attended by B5G/6G international cooperation experts, who discussed the history of Korea-Japan 5G cooperation, 6G cooperation plans, and the current status of 6G R&D between the two countries. <Meeting overview> 1. Date/time: May 13, 2022(Fri), 15:00~16:00 2. Meeting method: Online meeting 3. Participants: 12 participants including the Head of Division (Hyeon-wool Lee, Professor, Dankook University) and the Vice-chairman of the international Committee of B5GPC (KOTARO Kuwazu, NRI*) *NRI: Nomura Research Institute. It is the Japan’s leading private think tank, and serves as the secretariat of B5GPC. 4. Result - Japan's B5G is actively engaged in activities such as signing MoUs with Europe's 6GIA, and hopes to establish a similar cooperative relationship with Korea. - The Global Cooperation Division proposed establishing an interactive channel (hosting workshops and implementing joint R&D projects, etc.) to handle B5G5/6G strategic issues..
Kick-off meeting held by Global Cooperation Division of 6G R&D Strategy Committee
6G R&D Strategy Committee 2022-05-20 #6G R&D Strategy Committee #Global Cooperation Division
A kick-off meeting was held by the Global Cooperation Division of the 6G R&D Strategy Committee. The agenda of this meeting included the background of the establishment of the 6G R&D Strategy Committee and the Global Cooperation Division. <Meeting overview> 1. Date/time: Dec. 15, 2021(Wed), 10:00~12:00 2. Meeting method: Online meeting 3. Participants: 10 participants including the Head of Division (Hyeon-wool Lee, Professor, Dankook University) 4. Result - The Global Cooperation Division is a kind of exploration division, which has created an action plan for 6G-related achievements and plans in Korea, and plans to share information with other countries on their 6G-related policies (North America-NGA, Europe-6G SNS IA, China-IMT-2030PG, Japan-B5GPC, Others-Taiwan/India). - Regarding 6G, the division is evaluating joint tasks with the United States, which requires consultation and expert review on the merits of each country's joint research (before international joint research). - The mission of the Global Cooperation Division is considered to be the planning and consultation on joint research with foreign countries and the 6G promotion.
Ministry of Science and ICT drives the next-generation network strategy to take the lead in 6G
Government Policy 2022-05-13 #Next G #MSIT
In January, the Ministry of Science and ICT held a forum on the direction of the 'next-generation network development strategy' to take the lead in the competition for future network technologies such as 6G beyond 5G and satellite communication. The government plans to begin to establish a 'next-generation network development strategy' that comprehensively contains a future vision to become the world's best network innovator by accelerating the development of advanced technologies such as 5G Advanced, 6G, open LAN, and quantum communication. In addition, the government announced in March that it would invest 251.3 billion Korean Won to create national standards for digital transformation and carbon neutrality, including 6G, autonomous vehicles, and renewable energy, which shows that the Ministry of Science and ICT is speeding up securing digital innovation such as AI and 6G.Also, MSIT operated the 6G Strategy Committee, and started developing core technologies worth 220 billion Korean Won for five years since last year. The new government is expected to push ahead with the policies related to low-orbit satellite communication for 6G, 6G PPP, and O-RAN. More details can be found in the 'New Government's National Strategy for the Food Sector'. The core of the new government, which is about to be launched, is a digital national strategy centered on 6G mobile communication and AI, and accordingly, the new government aims to demonstrate 6G communication technology for the first time in the world in 2026. In addition, to strengthen competitiveness in the mobility field, the new government announced the commercialization of fully autonomous vehicles and commercialization of urban air transportation.
LG U+’s 6G technology development progress
Business 2022-05-13 #LGU+ #6G Technology
LG U+ has started to verify the key antenna technology required to implement the 6G mobile communication. This technology, called RIS, is a smart antenna that can provide transmission or reflection effects according to the received radio wave characteristics. In order to implement 6G, this RIS technology is essential because it requires a very high frequency in the THz band, which has never been used in mobile communication. This technology is a kind of intelligent technology that transmits the base station signals to the inside of buildings and helps to bypass obstacles. It is expected that higher quality communication services will be provided in urban and indoor spaces with many obstacles. LG U+ has been collaborating with various companies such as Nokia on the 6G RIS technologies since last year. Sang-heon Lee, LG U+ NW Advance Development Manager, said, "If the actual usability of RIS is verified, it is expected to be used not only for 6G but also for 5G quality improvement." The telecommunications industry around the world is focusing on RIS technology and making all-out efforts to secure 6G leadership. For example, NTT DoCoMo, a Japanese telecommunications company, has also announced plans to improve indoor coverage based on RIS.